392. Reward of that person whose seeing is a lesson, silence is thought, conversation is remembrance of Allah, who weeps over his sins and from whom people remain safe

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حَدَّثَنِی مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ مُوسَی بْنِ الْمُتَوَکِّلِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِی عَلِیُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِیمَ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِیسَی عَنْ یُونُسَ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ عَنْ أَبِی أَیُّوبَ الْحَرَّانِیِّ عَنْ أَبِی حَمْزَهَ عَنْ أَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ أَبِی جَعْفَرٍ ع قَالَ قَالَ أَمِیرُ الْمُؤْمِنِینَ ع جُمِعَ الْخَیْرُ کُلُّهُ فِی ثَلَاثِ خِصَالٍ النَّظَرِ وَ السُّکُوتِ وَ الْکَلَامِ- وَ کُلُّ نَظَرٍ لَیْسَ فِیهِ اعْتِبَارٌ فَهُوَ سَهْوٌ وَ کُلُّ سُکُوتٍ لَیْسَ فِیهِ فِکْرٌ فَهُوَ غَفْلَهٌ وَ کُلُّ کَلَامٍ لَیْسَ فِیهِ ذِکْرٌ فَهُوَ لَغْوٌ طُوبَی لِمَنْ کَانَ نَظَرُهُ عِبْرَهً وَ سُکُوتُهُ فکر [فِکْرَهً] وَ کَلَامُهُ ذکر [ذِکْراً] وَ بَکَی عَلَی خَطِیئَتِهِ وَ أَمِنَ النَّاسُ شَرَّهُ.


1. Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s.) narrates that Amirul Momineen (a.s.) said, “All the good deeds are hidden in three qualities – seeing, silence and speech. One who’s seeing is not a lesson is useless. One who is not a fountain of silence and deep thought is ignorant. One whose speech is not the remembrance of Allah is worthless. A person whose seeing is a lesson, silence is thought, conversation is remembrance of Allah, who cries over his sins and from whom people remain safe, is indeed fortunate (there is Tooba for him).”